TBS Selects MLB Postseason Announcers

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TBS has assembled its on-air roster for its sophomore season coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

During its rookie run of MLB postseason coverage, TBS scored big as the MLB action pushed the "very funny" network to the top of cable's ratings last October.


On the play-by-play side, Sunday MLB on TBS Chip Caray, Boston Red Sox’ voice Don Orsillo, the Milwaukee Brewers Brian Anderson and veteran broadcaster Dick Stockton will be making the calls for the network's exclusive coverage of the American League Division and National League Division Series.

TBS’s analyst crew will showcase Sunday MLB on TBS analysts Ron Darling and Buck Martinez, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and 16-year veteran broadcaster Joe Simpson, both of whom are returning to the network this postseason. Additionally, TBS will tap the knowledge base NL Cy Young Award winner and current Braves pitcher John Smoltz and two-time AL All-Star and veteran analyst Harold Reynolds.

In the studio for the ALDS and NLDS, two-time Emmy-award winning host Ernie Johnson will be joined by Hall of Famers Cal Ripken and Dennis Eckersley, as well as current Detroit Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson. Also contributing: TBS MLB insider and Sports Illustrated baseball senior writer Tom Verducci and field reporters Craig Sager, Marc Fein and David Aldridge.

TBS’ exclusive American League Championship Series coverage will be called by Caray, Darling and Martinez, with an on-site studio team, including Johnson, Ripken, Eckersley and Reynolds. Sager will serve as a reporter for the ALCS, with an additional reporter assigned to cover the National League Championship Series to be announced at a later time.

“We are excited to have a team of announcers with such well-regarded and respected credentials for the MLB Postseason on TBS,” said Turner Sports executive producer Jeff Behnke in a statement. “Their extensive knowledge and experience from all aspects of the game will provide fans with in-depth analysis of the MLB postseason on TBS.”


During its rookie run of MLB postseason coverage, TBS scored big as the MLB action pushed the "very funny" network to the top of cable's ratings last October.

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